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April 18, 2013
True to their Bauhaus training, Berlin-based designers Philipp Schöpfer and Daniel Klapsing of 45 Kilo let craft, experimentation, and industrialized production shape their work. “Everything that surrounds us becomes important,” explains Schöpfer, “because we try to find new solutions.”

Featured in Dwell's Young Guns lineup for 2013 were the duo behind 45 Kilo. The pair had recently relocated fulltime to Berlin after a stint at the Bauhaus school in Weimar, where they learned a rational, unfussy approach to furniture design.

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Table and chair by 45 Kilo

True to their Bauhaus training, Berlin-based designers Philipp Schöpfer and Daniel Klapsing of 45 Kilo let craft, experimentation, and industrialized production shape their work.

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45 kilo portrait

Featured in Dwell's Young Guns lineup for 2013 were the duo behind 45 Kilo. The pair had recently relocated fulltime to Berlin after a stint at the Bauhaus school in Weimar, where they learned a rational, unfussy approach to furniture design.

Since forming 45 Kilo in 2007 during their studies at Bauhaus-University Weimar, Schöpfer and Klapsing’s unique mix of materials and spare approach have become their signature. “We dare to become more and more simple,” says Schöpfer of the duo’s evolution over the past few years. “Let’s see where that leads!”

Table and chair by 45 Kilo

True to their Bauhaus training, Berlin-based designers Philipp Schöpfer and Daniel Klapsing of 45 Kilo let craft, experimentation, and industrialized production shape their work.

For 45 Kilo’s wall-mounted Hallo work light, for instance, they devised a way to adjust its height by sliding a loop along its overhanging arm, thereby manipulating the wire that supports it. For another project, Chair #3, the duo discovered how to fabricate a three-dimensional wood surface without requiring expensive equipment.

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